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David Tom gives reason he was let go from Y&R

In an exclusive interview with CBS Soaps In Depth David Tom told of the reason he was given for being let go from The Young and the Restless. He is being replaced by Burgess Jenkins.

David Tom
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"I think I was definitely well-liked there," Tom said . "As far as I knew, nobody knew about this. Not even the cast." "One of the reasons they said they let me go is that I obviously looked too young when they placed me with [the new] Kelly. Well, she was hired after I was. I don't understand why they didn't think about that [when they were casting her]. We don't really have a storyline [anyway]; She's with Jack. I thought I looked fine with Missy [Claire Egan, Chelsea]. I really loved working with her."

He added the usual: "It was such a great experience to have been a part of the Y&R family again," Tom tells In Depth. "It was wonderful to see so many old friends and people I know that I used to work with and enjoy so much like Jess Walton (Jill) and Peter Bergman (Jack). I got to do some scenes with Eric Braeden (Victor), finally."

When asked about his future plans he replied:"The worst thing you can do is mull about it," continues Tom, who adds that what he'll miss most is working alongside his fellow Y&R actors. "The whole cast is wonderful. I felt like they were a part of my family."

There is much more on the interview in the new 'CBSSID' issue out on June 16th.

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